Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Queensland, Australia
Brittle tappet bolt cover washers?
Just got my 24,000km service done on my 2012 DL650A, and it started leaking engine oil all over the place about a day or two after the service.
The oil was leaking out of the washers for the tappet cover bolts. My mechanic looked at them and said they looked to have become "brittle" and cracked. He's never seen the problem before, but has ordered some more from Suzuki and will replace all of them with new ones.
The bike's only about 18 months old - anyone ever seen or heard of this before?
He's loaned me a CBR1100 blackbird and ZX10R to get around on while he's waiting on the parts, so it's not all bad.